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Former Concrete editor arrested over phone-hacking

A former editor of Concrete and News of the World journalist has been arrested by officers investigating phone-hacking allegations.

Former Concrete editor arrested over phone-hackingSix arrests were made on Wednesday (13 Feb.) Photo: NS Newsflash / Flickr.

Polly Graham, who was editor-in-chief of Concrete from 1992-1993 and worked as a showbiz editor for the News International paper, was arrested along with five other former News of the World journalists on Wednesday (13/2).

The Metropolitan Police said that the arrests relate to new lines of inquiry regarding a “suspected conspiracy believed to have taken place primarily during 2005 to 2006”. The arrests are separate to Operation Weeting.

Two Sun journalists were amongst the six arrested. It is thought that Rachel Richardson, editor of the Sunday edition’s Fabulous magazine, and Jane Atkinson, the paper’s northern features editor, were questioned in connection with the new hacking conspiracy. The total number of Sun journalists arrested is now 24.

Graham left the News of the World in 2005 and works as a freelance writer.

Five of the six journalists have since been released on bail until mid-May.

Source: Guardian.co.uk


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